Top 10 Birds with CarunclesMetal_Treasure A caruncle is a small fleshy outgrowth from the head or neck/throat of some birds. Caruncles in birds include combs/crests, wattles (or dewlaps), snoods, and earlobes.
Big colorful caruncles usually indicate high levels of testosterone and good quality of the genes.
Usually caruncles have no feather covering or have only small scattered feathers.
The term 'caruncles' is used as an umbrella term for all these types of appendages but also for the ones that aren't snoods, combs/crests, wattles /dewlaps, or earlobes. I don't like this chaotic terminology but I can't change it - you will see the problems caused by it in my item descriptions.
It's the same with the term 'heavy metal' - it may refer to the entire metal genre, or to the subgenre that isn't thrash, death, prog, power or black metal.
The Top Ten
Turkeys are at #1 because:
1) No turkey, no Thanksgiving!
2) they have several types of caruncles: Snood, Wattle (dewlap), Caruncles.
Both sexes of turkey possess caruncles but they are more pronounced in the male turkeys. - Metal_Treasure
It has a comb/crest and wattles - Metal_Treasure
Male pheasants have wattles - Metal_Treasure
It has multi-colored wattles and many caruncles - Metal_Treasure
It has two red wattles hanging from the neck as well as blue caruncles - Metal_Treasure
They have red wattles on either side of the beak. - Metal_Treasure
Caruncles are the red fleshy mask surrounding the bill and eyes - Metal_Treasure
They have yellow caruncles on either side of the beak. - Metal_Treasure
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